By Ignatius Rink
Many people may not take notice of diabetes symptoms because
many of them donít seem serious enough to attach to an actual
disease. Feelings of nausea, for instance, are felt by so many
people so often and for such a wide variety of reasons that
most people never even think to associate it with diabetes.
because we all seem to be working longer hours than ever
and having to get up earlier in an attempt to avoid spending
hour or two in traffic, feelings of fatigue and tiredness are
usually associated with the price of living in the 21st
century. Even the need to urinate more frequently usually goes
unnoticed. The fact is, however, that all of these can point
the onset of diabetes.
One of the problems associated with recognizing diabetes
symptoms is that the Type I version of the disease builds
gradually. The first thing you may notice is the tiredness.
While precious few of us donít experience occasional bouts of
fatigue, diabetes-related tiredness tends to be more
noticeable. For one thing, the tiredness isnít occasional; it
lingers on and on. Even so, it may be very easy to ignore the
severity of the fatigue and fail to associate it with
Very often, a diabetes patient wonít begin to question his
health until subsequent symptoms appear. The extreme fatigue
begins to be accompanied by frequent thirst. Not just the
kind of thirst where you may finish off a 20 ounce bottle in
less than an hour, but an unusual thirst where you may go
through two or more 20 ounce bottles in an hour.
But even a sudden spike in thirst can often be attributed to
something else, such as perhaps the heat. Less likely to be so
casually ignored, however, is one of the more extreme diabetes
symptoms. Many patients experience feelings of intense hunger
while they are losing weight. This is a symptom that is not
typical of normalcy. Most people who are not on a diet and who
are eating regularly donít feel continually hungry while also
losing weight. At this point, most people who have been
ignoring other symptoms sit up and take notice. Additional
diabetes symptoms that people tend to take notice of include
blurred vision, frequent infections and sores that either take
a long time to heal or donít heal at all.
One of the problems in diagnosing diabetes is that not
everybody experiences the same symptoms. Another problem is
that symptoms can vary depending on whether you are suffering
from Type I or Type II diabetes. Although both types share
certain symptoms such as frequent urination, dry mouth and
increased thirst, there are other symptoms that are usually
unique to each type. For instance, weight loss with continued
hunger is primarily associated with Type I. On the other hand,
leg pain and yeast infections are common symptoms of Type II.
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